Ryan ‘RB’ Bradley has written in this afternoon to ask about WWE’s modernisation of records and what this could mean for Roman Reigns.
Bradley has asked if John Cena should be the man to end Roman Reigns’ undefeated streak, noting that although WWE has a new desire to modernise records this doesn’t just have to benefit Roman Reigns and if timed well Cena could not only dethrone Reigns but become WWE’s 17 time World Champion at the same time.
“From a storyline perspective (and generally speaking) should Cena be the chosen one to end Reigns undisputed streak while simultaneously breaking Flair’s 16 world championships?
It’s been mentioned that WWE wants to modernise records – this doesn’t have to just be regarding Roman.
I feel that giving this major honour to Cena will help modernise records in a major way with someone who has been the biggest star of the last 15 years. They won’t be able to break this record with anyone else anytime soon bar Randy.”
I think that you are absolutely on the money Ryan when it comes to WWE wanting to modernise records. GUNTHER is going to break Honky Tony Man’s historic Intercontinental Championship record this year and Roman is 100% going to surpass a thousand days as WWE Champion.
I guess the logic is that this will enhance the value of these stars to the casual audience and make the product feel fresh and not ‘stuck in the past’.
Cena could very much be the answer and I think it’s a real shame that neither he or Orton have that record given their importance to the business.
However, I think that WWE will instead be looking to break Ric’s record with someone very close to his heart…Charlotte.
WWE are very good at blurring the gender lines and bringing them into focus as and when suits and with Charlotte already a 14 time World Champion I could see WWE having her capture a few more titles over the next year or so before breaking the record at WrestleMania and being the modern made of that record.
Not that I think it’s the best thing to do.